The Wire


Listen to live tracks by The Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble

November 2017

US label Eremite reissue the 1972 live recording Drum Dance To The Motherland. Listen to two tracks from the release

Drum Dance To The Motherland was recorded at the Catacombs Club in Philadelphia on 7 October 1972. On the record you can hear the vibraphone and marimba player Khan Jamal lead Alex Ellison, Mario Falana, Dwight James, Billy Mills and Monnette Sudler in a set that combines free jazz, black psychedelia and dub.

First released in a limited run of 300 copies on Dogtown, this vinyl reissue is limited to 999 copies and features the original artwork by Jamal with a booklet detailing the history of the record. As well as that, the first 200 copies sold will include a photocopied newspaper clipping advertising the 1972 show. It's available to order direct from the label.

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